Nevada Jury Duty/ Court Appearance: What you need to know

Exemption/excusal. Police officers and legislators are exempt from jury service. Jurors may ask to be excused from jury service for illness or physical disability, undue hardship, or extreme inconvenience. A person excused from jury service must appear at another time determined by the court.
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Failure to appear. Persons called for jury duty who fail to appear will be summoned by the court to show cause and face a $500 fine.
Notice to employer of jury duty. Summons for jury duty includes a notice to the employer that the person is summoned. The employee must give the notice to his or her employer at least 3 days before an employee is to appear for jury duty.
Jury duty. Nevada law prohibits an employer from discharging or threatening to discharge an employee because he or she attends court as a prospective juror or serves as a juror. An employer that violates this provision is guilty of a misdemeanor. An employee discharged in violation of this section may sue for double lost wages and benefits, reinstatement, attorney's fees, and punitive damages of up to $50,000 (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 6.190et seq.).
Work during jury duty. An employer may not require an employee summoned to appear for jury duty to work within 8 hours before the time at which the employee is to appear for jury duty. If the employee’s service lasts for 4 hours or more on the day he or she appears for jury duty, including time going to and returning from the place where the court is held, an employer may not require the employee to work between 5 p.m. on the day of the appearance and 3 a.m. the following day; therefore, a juror may be excused from shiftwork during jury service.
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